RL Today: Ryan Sutton linked with move & Combined Nations update

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Ryan Sutton to find new club

Canberra forward Ryan Sutton could be about to join Canterbury for next year. (Wigan Today).

The move would see Sutton link up with former Wigan half-back Trent Barrett. He has spent the last three years in the Australian capital.

Tony Smith aiming to emulate St Helens

Hull KR Head Coach Tony Smith has said he is hoping to follow the path of Super League champions St Helens. (Hull Live).

Smith told Hull Live: “Saints went through a period where they weren’t top of the tree. They’re back in that position now and have worked really hard to get there. All credit to them.

“But it goes in cycles for most clubs and teams. It’s hard to stay there and hard to keep it going, and then you have to go through a regrowth. They’ve done it pretty well.”

Kristian Woolf praises Matty Lees after England call-up

St Helens Head Coach Kristian Woolf has praised forward Matty Lees after he was called up to the latest England train-on squad. (St Helens Star).

Woolf told St Helens Star: “Matty’s England call is a good reward for him – and his work at Saints does not go unnoticed by any of us here.”

Combined Nations All-Star game details

After the announcement Ellery Hanley will lead the Combined Nations All-Star team against England, it was then announced Andrew Henderson would be assisting him. (Warrington Wolves).

Ellery Hanley: Great Britain legend Ellery Hanley to coach Combined Nations All-Stars

The Halliwell Jones Stadium, which hosted the international double-header, will do so again on 18th June this year. England’s Women will also be taking on France.

Homophobic comment being investigated

The RFL Match Review Panel are investigating after Warrington forward Rob Butler made an accusation of homophobic language being used towards him by a Huddersfield player during a reserve match. (Love Rugby League).

The referee put the incident on report at the time.

Barrow forward dreams of representing Italy

Barrow Raiders prop Anton Iaria says it would be a ‘dream come true’ if he got to represent his Italian heritage at this year’s World Cup. (Love Rugby League)

When asked if he wants to play in the World Cup, Iaria told Love Rugby League: “Without a doubt. First and foremost, my priority is going as far as we can with Barrow.”


Former Warrington player and coach Paul Cullen turns 59 today. (4th March).

Also celebrating; former Widnes and Leigh winger Misili Manu (42), former Leeds and Hull forward Ewan Dowes (41) and Halifax forward Jacob Fairbank (32).


England will take on the Combined Nations All-Stars for the second straight year in June.

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